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Before reserving:

  • Most of these events are offered at no cost to you; except those which are specified as otherwise.
  • Please do review "Target Audience", if applicable, before reserving a seat.
  • For events held at SR center:
    • all current Storming Robots students and parents will have priority to attend.
    • Seats are very limited. A great deal of resources, time and energy have been invested to make each event available. If you have reserved a seat but will not be able to attend, please do notify us with at least one day prior to the presenation. This will allow us to release seat to others in waiting list.
    • NO-Show Clause:  You will not be entitled to priority reservation on any of our free event in the future. You will be given a seat only a few hours before an event if any seat is available.

Combining SLAM with Image Processing to Generate Accurate 2-D Maps [Raspberry PI/Arduino]:

Presented by: Alex Zhang and Sunny Cheng

June 9th of 2018 (Saturday) : 1:00-1:20PM.

SLAM stands for Simultaneous Localization and Mapping. It is a common problem in robotics navigation in terms of accuracy; especially in a confined environment, e.g. in your own home.

Accurately determining a robot's position and orientation within a region can be difficult due to noise from sensor inaccuracies, drift error that accumulates over time, and other unknown variables within the robot's environment. To compensate for these errors, copious data must be extracted from a robot's surrounding to help the robot correctly predict its position.

This talk will:

  • discuss methods of gathering, parsing, and correcting data in a robotics application where many assumptions such as having perfect sensor readings and a perfectly functioning robot are unrealistic.
  • highlight potential problems with this particular SLAM method and methods for analyzing and correcting false or inaccurate data points in the robot's map.
  • will also go over image processing techniques that can be fused with SLAM to ultimately generate an accurate map of a robot's local and global surroundings and label relevant points precisely within the map.

Grade requirement: Grades 7-12.

Schedule: To Reserve a seat:  Email us to reserve one timeslot.

Introduce the coolness of programming self-awareness for the robot to beginners!

April 10th of 2018 (Tuesday) : 5:00-5:45PM | 6:15 to 7:00pm.

To honor the National Robotics Week, we are offering two free 45 minutes introductory sessions to beginners. You will have the opportunity to program the robot to react to its environment utilizing sensor feedback.

Limited seats are available. Pre-Registration IS Required. No Walk-in will be accepted.

Grade requirement: Grades 4 to 7.

IMPORTANT: If you register, you will take up a seat. If you think you will not attend, please inform us at least one week ahead. This will allow us to release the seat to someone else.

Schedule: To Reserve a seat:  Email us to reserve one timeslot

ISEF Award Project - Predicting Lung Cancer Onset Using Segmentation and Classification - Presented by: Neelay Trivedi

October 14th of 2017 (Saturday) at Storming Robots. | 6 to 6:30pm.

His project Wows 5 2017 ISEF Awards Including Finalist Grand Prize at New Jersey Regional Science Fair - View his ISEF Project. He used an EC2 to build a machine learning pipleline in Python that attempts to predict whether lung CT scans containing cancer or not.

He will talk about Tensorflow and Keras, and how this work can be extended to revolutionize disease diagnosis.

Compact bot with Customizable PCB and STM32 Software" Presented by: Ethan Wu

September 17th of 2017 (Sunday) at Storming Robots. | 6 to 6:15 pm.

Showcase a custom designed PCB with STM32 software on ARM microprocessor, onboard motor controllers. It, along with Maze w/ OpenCV algorithm, was awarded the "Best Rescue Engineering Strategy" at the World Competition held in Nagoya, Japan in July 2017. Fun topic for Embedded System enthusiasts.

Tech Talk at the 8TH Annual MakerFaire Flagship Event at NYC

September 23 & 24, 2017 New York Hall of Science | 47-01 111th Street | Corona, NY
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Do Note: This is a fee-based event. Buy Tickets


  • Compact bot with Customizable PCB and STM32 Software along with machine learning using OpenCV Algorithm - by Ethan Wu and Daniel Xue
  • Robotics Soccer (Holonomic Drive) - By Sonia Purohit and Darshan Patel
  • Maze Algorithm Robot Project with Customized I2C Sensors Module - By Jeffrey Cheng, Julian Lee, and Stepan Gorelenkov
  • Hybrid Arduino-NXT bot for RobocupJunior Rescue-Line Project - By Ethan Mak, Mehal Kashyap and Jagdeep Singh
  • AWS and Machine Learning: Beating Cancer With Artificial Intelligence - By Neelay Trivedi

Tech Talk :

  • Compact bot with Customizable PCB and STM32 Software - by Ethan Wu
  • AWS and Machine Learning: Beating Cancer With Artificial Intelligence - By Neelay Trivedi

Tech Talk about Maze Search Algorithm!

Date: 2016 | December 11th |10:00 to 10:45 am.
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By : Jeffrey Cheng, Julian Lee and Stepan Gorelenkov ( all in Grade 8)

Target audience: Programming experience and algebra I. Interested in Software Algorithms.

Software/ Hardware : RobotC by CMU Robotics Academy + C++ and Mindstorms + various 3rd party devices The team have created a maze-navigating robot to simulate a rescue mission. It will identify victims with thermal sensor and dispense rescue kits along optimal paths calculated by their search algorithm (unweighted Dijkstra Algorithm). This project utilized 9 sensing devices including mostly I2C– based 3rd party sensors. Team also has designed and 3D printed their components to house sensors as well as tackling intense challenge. View the team website

Tech Talk about A Chess Prototype Algorithm - MinMax!

Date: 2016 | December 4th |10:00 to 10:45 am.
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By : Alexandar Lisenko

Target audience: Programming experience and algebra I.

Alex will demonstrate his customed built LEGO Tic-Tac-Toe Machine. This is no normal machine. The software written for this machine is different from typical ad-hoc/brute-force method. It is programmed with the Minmax Algorithm which will never lose a game.. Minmax is a prototype algorithm used by most 2-players game, such as Chess.

Roadmap Information Meeting

Date: 2016 | Nov. 12th, 13th, 19th, and 20th.
  • Nov-12th/Sat. | 6:00 - 6:30pm
  • Nov-13th/Sat. | 6:00 - 6:30pm
  • Nov-19th/Sat. | 9:30 - 10:00am
  • Nov-20th/Sat. | 9:30 - 10:00am

Mini-MakerFaire at Barnes&Noble in Somerville

Date: 2016 | Nov-5th : 11am to 4:30 pm
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Tech Talks and Presenation at the MakerFaire Flagship Event in NY

Date: 2016 | Oct-1st and 2nd : 10am to 4pm
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Two Tech Talks by our Advanced Students

Date: 2016 | Sept-18th:6 to 7pm and Sept-24th: 6 to 7pm

Guide To Math Competitions - by Simon Lee

Date: 2016 | Aug-31st: 7 to 8pm and Sept-10th:4 to 5pm
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Talk about Cognitive Computing - by Nikhil Shah

Date: 2016 | Aug-17th: 4-4:45pm and 5-5:45pm